Heroes

On this Day: Operation Tidal Wave

On this day in 1943, the Eighth Air Force took part in the Ploesti Raids The need to cripple the German war machine was always the utmost priority for the Allies. The…

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Mission One

To mark the Fourth of July in 1942, the Eighth Air Force flew its official first combat mission, identified as “Mission One” in Eighth Air Force documents. In six Douglas A-20 Bostons,…

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Paulie Griffin: A Real Rosie

Honoring Paulie Griffin, a real-life “Rosie” Shortly after Pearl Harbor, Robert Griffin, Paulie Griffin’s first husband, came home from work at Lockheed Aircraft and said, “Well, I enlisted in the Air Corps because…

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